The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Raises the Bar

Waaaay back in February of last year Samsung took it upon them-selves to launch their next generation Galaxy S devices, aptly named the Galaxy S II. With the many different models and carrier variations the Galaxy S II smart phones have seemingly taken over the industry…seemingly. Around the same time of the GSII launching an oddity of a Galaxy revealed itself via the likes of a T-Mobile press release. The company used the press release to announce the “upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G”, and to celebrate the availability of the Nokia Lumia 710. The original press release was published in February and provided little details on the specifications and gave a roundabout “later this year” launch date. As that launch date nears closer, and MWC starts its engines,  additional information has been made official on this new undercover super phone and Tmo’s shelves are about to get a bit heavier.

The Galaxy S Blaze 4G has a super long name, but what you might notice is it is not a Galaxy S II? What distinguishes the difference? We’re not really sure, but this new Blaze, could probably have made the cut. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is said to become available in late march and be priced at $150.00 bucks. Catch? Well it’s two hundred bucks actually and a $50 dollar mail in rebate and an new two year agreement fill in the catch. With that being said this could be one of the better deals on the market. Starting from the inside out the Blaze 4G is said to make its computing possible with a 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S3 processor. The only downside to that is it runs out of the box with Android version 2.3. While this version works, its just a tad bit dated and the possibility of it never seeing an update is real.  Externally the Blaze 4G runs with a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touch screen, around back you can find a 5 mega pixel camera that is capable of recording video in 720p and up front a 1.3 mega pixel shooter for all that ‘video conferencing’ as the kids are calling it now a days. While that unfortunately is where the buck stops on specs, the best part of this device is it’s 4G connectivity. The Blaze 4G is HSPA+42 compatible and can pull super data speeds at rates up to 42Mbps. As you may expect the Blaze comes preloaded with a bunch of what is normally known as bloat. But I have to say, the Blaze 4G actually has some helpful bloat included with its T-Mobile 4GPro App Pack. This includes, DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner and LinkedIn. Additional pre loaded apps include an optimized version of Yelp, Samsung’s Media Hub and TeleNav GPS navigator. While we would normally be against any bloat ware, it seems that these could potentially be quite helpful.

So the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is ready to go and scheduled to show face in the magenta branded stores come the end of next month. Are you interested? The mid range is getting bumped every year and the Galaxy S Blaze 4G is proof that the bar is being raise. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think of this new Galaxy S Blaze 4G. And remember all the Samsung accessories you need can be found right here.

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